Altar Songs - Verses On The Holy Eucharist
Second Edition, Enlarged. London: G. J. Palmer, 1868.
Christmas-tide Communion hymns from the second of his five collections of verse.
Silence, Strange Sounds Are In The Earth. ("The Warning and the Invitation") - For Advent
Lift Up Your Songs, Ye Angel-Choirs ("The Two Thrones") - For Second Advent
Gold for the King of Kings - Carol for the Midnight Mass of the Nativity
And Can It Be That God Is Born ("Knowing Him In The Breaking of Bread") - For Christmas
To Thine Altarís Shadow Flying ("The Morning Sacrifice") - For The Circumcision, January 1
Who Will Lead Me To The Manger ("Christ Manifest at the Altar") - For The Epiphany
Within The Templeís Hallowed Courts ("The Pure Offering") - For the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, February 2, & The Festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In addition to many of the hymns and carols linked above, Mr. Dix was the author of several other notable hymns and carols including these two for the Christmas-tide:
As with Gladness, Men of Old - Version 3
What Child Is This? (Version 1 from Bramley and Stainer, 1871)
For additional details about Dix together with links to additional hymns and carols, see: William Chatterton Dix.
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